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    Samsung fixed the Galaxy Fold and it may be out by the holiday season

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    Last updated: July 3rd, 2019 at 09:04 UTC+02:00

    Despite admitting that the Galaxy Fold's launch had been rushed, Samsung mobile CEO DJ Koh didn't say when the device would be released. He did mention that over 2,000 units were constantly being tested to ensure that there are no further problems after the relaunch. His comments were very much meant to dispel the rumors that Samsung had given up on the device.

    A new report says that Samsung has now completed its two-month redesign of the Galaxy Fold to fix the screen failures. With mass production set to begin soon, the Galaxy Fold can now be expected to arrive in time for the holiday season.

    Galaxy Fold may arrive before the holiday season

    Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reports that Samsung is now in the final stages of producing a commercial version of the Galaxy Fold. However, it hasn't pinned down a date yet to begin sales. The April 26 release was delayed because it wasn't abundantly clear to many that peeling the protective layer on top of the display would cause it to break. The hinge gaps also didn't provide adequate protection against foreign substances making their way inside.

    The report says that this protective film has now been stretched to wrap around the entire foldable display. It flows into the outer bezels so that it's impossible to peel off by hand. Samsung has also re-engineered the hinge. It's now pushing slightly upward from the screen and is flush with the display.

    This is to help the film stretch further when the phone is unfolded. This tension is what makes the film feel harder and a more natural part of the device instead of something like a screen protector. That's what many reviewers mistook it for initially and just peeled it off. This added rigidity may also reduce the chance of a crease forming in the middle of the screen, a source mentions.

    Samsung will reportedly be shipping major components for the Galaxy Fold such as the display and battery to a plant in Vietnam for assembly. The launch date is still being debated but it remains unlikely that the Galaxy Fold will be relaunched alongside the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7. Samsung hasn't commented on this report.

    The company would certainly want its marquee device of the year to be out before the lucrative holiday shopping season. So while it seemingly won't be available in a few weeks time, it does seem like it's not going to be too long before we can finally get our hands on the Galaxy Fold once again.

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